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Port of Seattle Capital Program Leader - Airfield Program in Seattle, Washington

Some of what you'll be doing:

As the Capital Program Leader, Airfield team, in the Aviation Project Management Group, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of a large complex program that includes multiple integrated projects over a long period of time.

  • You will effectively lead, manage, and facilitate a major capital program made up of multiple integrated construction projects taking place in a 24/7 operating airport environment from approval to completion, primarily in the technical area of heavy civil infrastructure.

  • You will ensure the coordination and proper sequencing of multiple projects of assigned program.

  • You will direct and oversee the definition, planning, design, construction, and coordination of multiple capital projects that make up a major capital program. You will utilize your working knowledge of all FAA Advisory Circulars pertaining to Airfield layout and design, pavement design and management, construction specifications, Navigational Aids, lighting, and operational safety on airports during construction. You will leverage your understanding of Airside, Air Carrier and Air Cargo Operations, and Airline support facilities to successfully deliver on these projects.

  • You will develop and manage highly complex project budgets, schedules, resources and reports to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget and ensure variances are timely identified, managed and communicated; operational impacts are minimized and communicated; and reporting obligations and expectations are met.

  • You will oversee the development and coordination of required documentation and presentations of multiple, simultaneous projects to present to department management, Investment Committee and Commission at each stage of approval and subsequent status reports.

  • You will develop, negotiate, and manage complex consultant contracts, budgets, schedules and phasing for design and construction. This includes coordinating and reconciling multiple project budgets for assigned program.

  • You will be responsible for the negotiations with local, federal, and state agencies; tenants, and affected communities when the negotiations involve multiple projects or may impact the overall program.

  • You will oversee and manage grant application process and subsequent grant maintenance and management. You will be working directly with FAA Airport District Office staff to satisfy Federal Airfield Improvement Program (AIP) Grant requirements over the life of a project, from planning through close-out.

  • You will provide information or respond to the public and other government entities on controversial, politically sensitive issues regarding assigned program.

  • You will develop and maintain a program communications plan and feedback for all internal, external and airline stakeholders to ensure project development is consistent with their needs and minimizes impact on daily operations.

  • You will perform appropriate risk analysis and develop contingency plans for unexpected problems that can have a significant impact on the overall program

  • You will oversee and manage complex funding and permitting issues related to the overall program, including developing permitting strategies.

  • You will manage and develop project managers and ensure appropriate project assignments and level of management involvement that recognizes staff skills and project needs while developing employee capabilities.

Who you are:

Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have fifteen (15) years of experience in managing multiple complex capital programs and projects; and five (5) years of experience in supervising/managing staff.

  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Business, Engineering or related field.

  • Desired – We hope you have prior experience managing capital projects at an airport.

  • For Development Purposes - Internal candidates who may not possess all the items listed in this section but can demonstrate expertise in the competencies for this position may also be considered at management’s discretion and Human Resources approval.

  • Committed to Equity – You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work. At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.

  • Capital Programs – You ensure timely and on-budget completion of individual program elements, while maintaining continuity of operations and you are focused on staff development and leading diverse teams towards common strategic goals.

  • Leader – You can lead through change, decision-making and problem-solving skills to deliver successful, complex projects.

  • Effective Communication – You have effective communication and interpersonal skills, including persuasion and negotiation skills, teambuilding, and consensus building.

  • Relationship Builder – You have well-developed conflict resolution and facilitation skills including working effectively with people at all levels of the organization and elected officials.

What else you need to know:

  • Driver’s License – You will need a valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required to travel locally to project sites.

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.

  • Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment.

  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – Effective, November 15, 2021, the Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.

Why you'll love it here:

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental, and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.

  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.

  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.

  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.

  • Getting to Work – From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.

  • Parental Leave – Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.

  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – The Port of Seattle values diversity as a source of innovation and strength. We are actively working across the organization to create a culture where all employees – regardless of race, gender, and other identities – succeed and reach their fullest potential.

  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.

  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.

Please note if your position is represented by a union, please reference your “ Collective Bargaining Agreement ” or call your Union Representative for specific information related to benefits and eligibility, as they may differ from the above.

Why the Port of Seattle:

Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here .

Our vision is to create a Port that mirrors – throughout its breadth of operations and services and within its leadership – the diversity of our communities, instill principles of equity into its culture, and ensures a fair and intentional distribution of opportunities to expand economic develop and quality of life for all in our region. Find out more about how our values RAISE us up and our commitment to equity .

Location: Seattle Tacoma International Airport

Organization: AV Project Management Group

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Expires: Oct 10, 2022, 1:59:00 AM

Minimum Salary: 134,014.00

Midpoint Salary: 167,523.00

Req ID: 001319

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